2023 Park Happenings
Park Dates to Remember
- January 4, 2023: Shelter reservations open online and in the office.
- February 7, 2023: Masonic West River Campground reservations open online and in the office.
- May 1, 2023: Park restrooms and shelters open for the season.
- May 5, 2023: Campground opens for 2023 season.
Welcome. Please explore Hutch!
Through the ParkFinder interface, we offer our citizens a unique geographic perspective of our city and its amenities.ParkFinder
Trails and Bike Routes
Hutchinson promotes walking and biking, by offering a variety of public trails and bike paths. The state’s Luce Line Trail extending from Cosmos to Plymouth has a paved section that runs right through the heart of Hutchinson. This offers the opportunity to walk, run, rollerblade and bike in a safe and scenic space along the Crow River.
Hutchinson Trail and Park Brochures are available at Rec Center, City Center, Chamber office, and Senior Center.
Complementing the state trail is our growing list of city trails, many of which can be accessed from the Luce Line. Within the park system we also have many trail loops. For those who are conscious of how far they have exercised we have provided a trail list with distances below.
|AFS Park||Gravel||0.45 miles|
|Drift Riders Park||Gravel||0.25 miles|
|Linden Park*||Paved||0.40 miles|
|Miller Woods Park*||Mowed Turf||0.50 miles|
|Oddfellows Park*||Gravel||0.40 miles|
|Roberts Park*||Gravel||0.30 miles|
|Rotary Park*||Paved||0.45 miles|
|West River Park*||Paved||0.90 miles|
*Notes Dog Waste Station
Linden Park is the only loop that is cleared of snow during the winter months. The rest of park trails remain snow covered, but can be used for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Snow shoes are available to rent for your family, friends or groups. They can be picked up from the PRCE office Monday-Friday from 9:00 am—3:00 pm. Please call ahead for reservations: 320-587-2975.
Fee: $5/pair – * Includes 3 day rental. Adult and youth sizes available.
Available to try out with your family, friends or groups. They can be picked up from the PRCE office Monday-Friday from 9:00am—3:00pm. Please call ahead for reservations: 320-587-2975.
- Fee: $5/pair
* Includes 3 day rental. Adult & youth sizes available.
Private Rentals are available.
Kiwanis Park Sliding Hill opening end of December.
20 5th Ave. NW
Hit Hutch’s highest hill for sledding fun!
“Rocket Hill” has a warming house, outdoor lights, and a lot of snow to play on. A special area is designed for snowboards and aggressive sledding. The hill will close when excessive wind chills or poor snow conditions exist.
Skating Rinks/Warming Houses
Private Rentals are available by calling the PRCE Office.
Rental Rates: $60 for 2 hours and includes staff member on site.
Park Elementary rink will open at the end of December each year or as weather permits.
Outdoor Warming Houses
Park Elementary – 33 Grove St. SW: Centrally located in Hutchinson and adjacent to Park Elementary School. Parking is allowed on Grove St. during non-bus loading times.
Kiwanis/Rocket Hill – 20 – 5th Ave. NW
Warming House Hours:
- Monday-Friday: 3:30 – 8:00 PM
- Saturdays, Sundays & Non-School Days: 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Warming House Rules & Information
*Abusive language, horseplay, or fighting is not allowed. *All facilities are smoke & drug free. *Rules are posted at the site. Staff will enforce all rules. *Phone at Kiwanis is for emergencies and rides only. *Do not leave valuables in buildings.
The warming house will be closed on: December 24th & December 25th.
Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to close on Presidents Day – 3rd Monday in February.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the PRCE Office at 320-587-2975.
Weather related closings posted on the Gameline at 320-234-4263.
Get out into the City of Hutchinson parks and find the caches. Geocaching is a real world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share your experiences online. Take a tour of the site then a tour of the parks!
- Boy Scout Park
- Eheim Park
- Girl Scout Park
- Kiwanis Park
- Miller Woods Park
- Rotary Park
- Veterans Memorial
- AFS Park
- American Legion Park